August 4, 2021


Beyond law

Robben Island Museum mismanagement probe finds evidence to assistance disciplinary motion

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  • An investigation into alleged mismanagement at the Robben Island Museum could direct to disciplinary motion.
  • The museum council declared that the investigation into the allegations has been accomplished.
  • The investigation was centered on allegations built by the Ex-Political Prisoners’ Association in 2018.

An investigation into alleged mismanagement at Robben Island Museum (RIM) has been completed, in accordance to the museum, and has brought to gentle evidence that could direct to disciplinary motion.

In a statement on Monday, the RIM Council confirmed that it had been furnished with a report.

“The recommendations are nevertheless to be executed, so at this stage in time we can validate that the investigation revealed evidence which sustains a prima facie circumstance for disciplinary methods in relation to one of the allegations,” stated RIM Council chairperson, Khensani Maluleke.

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In November 2018, the Ex-Political Prisoners’ Association (EPPA) alleged that there was mismanagement at the RIM.

The RIM Council fixed that it would evaluate and investigate the allegations and tackle even further allegations of mismanagement that had arisen subsequent to the November 2018 allegations.

The council requested the Department of Activity, Arts and Lifestyle to solution the State Lawyer to facilitate the appointment of an unbiased lawful advisor to evaluate and examine the allegations.

In June 2020, that appointment happened in the variety of MacRobert Attorneys.

The Condition Lawyer issued MacRobert Lawyers with the conditions of reference for the investigation commissioned by the RIM Council, reported Maluleke.

“Out of regard [for] the RIM workers worried, prospective witnesses and the integrity of the disciplinary procedure as a complete, no additional information can responsibly be offered at this stage. At the finalisation of the disciplinary course of action and/or any other legal proceedings relating thereto, the results thereof will be designed regarded and an government summary of the report built out there to the public. We desire to thank the EPPA for bringing the allegations to our notice and for their steadfast dedication to the well-being of RIM’s passions,” Maluleke explained.

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